During this time where it’s vital to stay secluded and to keep our distances from each other,
This project began in 2009 as a virtual Twitter guided walk. Participants from anywhere in the world join in via @mcayer.
Over time it evolved into an on site performance as well.
So far there have been 42 walks; each is a shared moment—a step towards peace.
Walking together, though apart, we’ll journey along the same path. On site I’m assisted by a Town Crier, Tweet Master and Drummer. During the walk, I ask questions about specific topic(s). Prompting dialogue, inviting participants to sing a song, say something nice to someone, etc. In example LTAW #39 took place during The Climate Strike, LTAW #40 adressed social justice. Walk #41 and #42 took place during the shelter in place due the the Covid-19 pandemic.
The onsite performance involves a knitted overskirt I wear (created days prior each walks with passer by) as we walk, it unravels, leaving traces of our journey. Performance artifacts along with film and photographs of our journeys are compiled into an installation, showing the experience of our group walking in different places yet moving in sync. All are documented http://letstakeawalkmc.blogspot.com Contact me via https://twitter.com/mcayer or via my web site http://www.mariechristine.com if you wish to be notified on the next walk details.
Duration detail: each walks require two days or more of knitting & conversation with passer, performance time is about 40 minutes of which 20 minutes are shared via Twitter.
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